theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear light amber, small head. Malty aroma, caramel with a hint of chocolate. Malty and smooth, nutty, vanilla, caramel. Not too shabby.
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - JUN 7, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
this had an average head.color amber.aroma was somewhat fragrant hoppy malt.taste slightly sour.a bit bitter.toasty.Not bad.Thanks trader Joe’s!
radioseer (299) - Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12 ounce bottle - pint glass) Pours a copper amber color with little head. Has no head retention and little lacing. Aroma is a caramel toffee malt. Tastes of bread malt and is a little hoppy also has notes of toffee. Light to medium body and above average carbonation.
tedovertu (283) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent beer for the price. Medium clear amber color. Small off white head. A decent balance of mold hops and malts. The malts over power the hops.
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I wasn’t expecting a whole lot but I was very pleasantly surprised--this is a startlingly good beer for the money. From a 12-oz. bottle, this pours a crystal clear orangey-amber with minimal head. No lacing. Decent grainy malt presence in the aroma. Initial taste is nutty caramel with a hint of vanilla, followed quickly by a nice finish of hops. Surprisingly well-balanced and the finish is very clean.
nramsburg (257) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smells a little bit like vanilla coke (vanilla, carmel, cola), which I wasn’t exactly expecting. Mouthfeel is moderately chewy and finishes with a nicely crisp note. All in all, one of the more compelling offerings in the TJ’s own brand arsenal.
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet Malty aroma. One rater said it smells like corn. I can see why that person would say that. Nice dark golden color, a thin head that disappears. At first, it was overly carbonated, but they quickly went away. Sweet malt flavor, with a moderate bitter finish. Also, small alcohol overtones in the finish.
JamesD (243) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I like this beer a lot. It is a nice, malty, and crisp vienna. Not as complex as most beers, but very refreshing and drinkable. The flavor is malty to start with, followed by a little burst of hops in the aftertaste, which create a dry and refreshing mouthfeel. I think this would be a good beer to go with any meal centered around a spicy non-cream based sauce.
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2010
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Slightly more flavor in it than a bud, but thats not saying much. The only good thing about it was... oh wait, nothing. It was cheap and my wife is a penny pincher even though i constantly explain that if its cheap it probably sucks, this proves my point.
blinesam (235) - USA - JAN 12, 2007
2.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2007 Aroma is simply aweful, smells like rotten hops but the taste is very good. Taste is sweet, woody and slighty carmely. Has an aftertaste of hops that is very light and refreshing.